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What ALL Seniors Need to Know About Mold

Senior Citizens and Mold Exposure

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seniorsExposure to indoor molds is generally unhealthy to anyone. Some folks like senior citizens may develop more severe symptoms faster than others.

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Those at greatest risk:

Babies and children
Elderly people
Persons with compromised immune systems. (Chemotherapy, lung and heart disease and those on anti-inflammatory medicines like prednisone)
Seniors and others with respiratory conditions, allergies and asthma
In East Tennessee several molds are capable of producing toxins (mycotoxins) that can be rapidly absorbed into the instestines, lungs and skin of our aging friends. They are:

Stachybotrys (aka Black Mold)
The short and long-term consequences to these toxins are largely known and still under scrutiny by environmental physicians and researchers. Chemicals found in toxic mold spores have known severe health impacts on senior citizens and those with the above risk factors.

Short term symptoms of senior citizen mold exposure:

Nose and sinus congestion
Dry hacking cough
Chest tightness
Trouble breathing
Asthma or worsening asthma symptoms
Respiratory infections
Eye and skin irritation
Higher, more toxic levels of exposure long term can produce devastating consequences such as:

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Hyper sensitivity – pulmonary fibrosis
Lung bleeding (hemosiderosis)
Stomach and or cardiac conditions
Endocrine disorders

If your in doubt about why your ill its easy to find out if mold in your home is impacting your health.

Call Bob at 865 385-0170

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3 thoughts on “What ALL Seniors Need to Know About Mold”
  1. Patricia Falls says:

    I want to know if it will cost to have my parents home checked for mold. They are both very ill and when I stay with them I feel horrible in their house.

    1. admin says:

      Please call me to discuss your concerns and give me some information that will make me more useful to your parents situation. The phone call and consultation is free.

      Bob Byrne 865 385-0170

    2. admin says:

      Depending on a number of factors: Area of the Country, Square Footage of the home, type of foundation and the type of detail you want included in the inspection. In East Tennessee a typical 3 bedroom 2 bath home on a crawl space costs just under $ 500.00 with inspection, sampling of air and laboratory analysis.

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